Mattress disposal is not as simple as just tossing them in the trash. In fact, you start to wonder what your options are for disposing of these bulky items. Should you try to recycle them? Can they be donated? What about just throwing them away? What mattress haul-away options make the most sense?
We understand how tricky this process can seem, so we’ve compiled a list of mattress and box spring disposal options to make the process easier for you.
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a) Rent a dumpster
Simply put, a home cleanout dumpster rental is an easy and cost-effective option to get rid of old furniture, appliances, and other large items, such as mattresses, all at once. With a dumpster rental, you can conveniently work on your own schedule to get rid of the items you no longer need.
All you have to do is call Frontier Waste Solutions, and they will deliver the dumpster to your home. Once you’re done filling it with old items, they will take it away for disposal. Frontier Waste Solutions is your go-to choice for mattress haul-away services in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Garland, Corpus Christi, Waco-Hillsboro, and other surrounding cities.
b) Check with your municipal provider
Local trash collection companies have their weekly schedule and will often schedule mattress haul-away days for disposal. You can contact your local waste management company to see if they will accept mattresses and box springs or if there is any additional fee associated with the disposal. Also, enquire whether there is any special arrangement to dispose of these items.
c) Hire a junk removal company
Junk hauling companies do the heavy lifting for you, providing a full-service solution to your junk removal needs. They’ll send a team of experienced professionals who will come into your home, assess the load capacity and provide a guaranteed price for their service. You will need to be on the site during the pickup time to give them access and load the items into their truck. Note that price is determined upon arrival and is based on volume, weight, and type of items being disposed of.
Cost of Removing A Mattress
The cost of removal will depend on the type of service you choose, the size and the number of mattresses you want to dispose of, and the location. In most cases, the cost of mattress disposal ranges from $38 to $700.
With a full-service junk removal provider, you can expect to pay an average of $300 for 9 cubic yards or less. If you have more than 9 cubic yards of mattresses and box springs, the cost will increase to around $600 for a full bedload.
Roll-off dumpsters may be the most convenient and economical option, especially when you have other household trash and many mattresses to get rid of. The average cost for a 20 cubic yard dumpster is about $234 to $667 for one week and includes delivery, pickup, disposal, and taxes. Depending on the volume of the waste, you may choose other options, such as a 10, 15, or 30 cubic-yard dumpster. Frontier Waste Solutions can help you with all your dumpster rental needs.
A quick rundown of mattress disposal options
Dumpster Rental – $234 to $667 for a 20 cubic yard dumpster.
Junk Removal Service – $275 for a 9 cubic yard to $600 for a full bedload.
Recycling service – $20 to $40 for one mattress
Taking to a Landfill – Most landfill charge $38 to $50 per item
Options for Recycling Your Mattress
The growing concern for environmental sustainability has led to the emergence of recycling programs and companies that accept used mattresses and box springs. Mattress recycling is a great way to keep these items out of landfills, conserve precious resources, and repurpose the materials. Three options for recycling will give your old mattress a new life.
1. Look for a recycling program in your area.
Many cities have recycling programs that accept box springs and mattresses for proper disposal. The mattress will be disassembled, and the components recycled into new products such as carpet padding, insulation, fibers for cloth, and other items. Every part will be recycled, reused or otherwise disposed of properly.
Drop-Off Recycling Transfer Station (Dallas)
2. Inquire about the store take-back services.
When you are ordering a new mattress, you can check to see if the store offers a take-back service for your old mattress when delivering your new mattress. Some stores will offer to take your old mattress and donate it to a local charity or recycle the components in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
3. Liaison with a local Mattress Recycling Organization
There are many companies now that recycle old mattresses in order to reduce the incredible number that is ending up in landfills. Did you know that 20 million mattresses and box springs end up in landfills every year?!?! Search for local organizations that specialize in recycling mattresses in your area. Here are a few we found:
- Houston Furniture Bank
- Re-Mat Texas Mattress Recycling
- Bedstart.org in Garland, TX
- A Bedder World Mattress Recycling (Dallas)
Mattress Donation Options
Your old mattress may still have some life and can be donated to a local charity, homeless shelter, or thrift store. If your old mattress is in good condition and shows little signs of wear, you may not need to throw it away. Instead, consider donating it to a local charity organization or homeless shelter and give someone in need the opportunity to sleep better nights.
1. Look for local charities
Many non-profit organizations and charities are willing to accept your gently used mattresses. It could still be useful for someone in need, and you can make a huge difference in their life. You can search online to find the right organization in your area.
The following non-profit organizations and institutions typically accept mattress donations, though local regulations may vary.
- Salvation Army
- Furniture Bank Association of America
2. Donate it to a new home
A mattress that is less than 5 to 7 years old and has no visible signs of wear may be useful to someone who is just starting out. Reach out to your contacts, neighbors, and colleagues and let them know that you have a mattress you would like to donate.
3. Use local classifieds and social media groups
You can advertise your mattress on online classifieds such as Craigslist or through local Facebook groups. If you are lucky, someone from your neighborhood may be happy to take it away and make use of it.
Disposing of a mattress can be a difficult task, and there are various ways you can go about it. You should consider all your options before making a decision and ensure that you follow the local regulations when it comes to disposal. A dumpster rental is often the most convenient way to get rid of an old mattress, but make sure you select the right size for your project.
Frontier Waste Solutions offers various types of dumpsters in different sizes, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your needs. With our competitive pricing and convenient services, you can be sure to find the right dumpster for your project. Contact us today, and let us handle all your mattress haul-away needs.
Yes, you can typically add other types of household junk to your dumpster along with the mattress. However, always confirm this with the account representative before proceeding. In some areas, some items may be prohibited
Some areas will allow you to dispose of the mattress in a dumpster or other designated locations, but there are specific rules that may apply. Some municipalities require you to wrap and cover your mattress in plastic before you place it into the dumpster. You should check with your superintendent, landlord, or property management company to learn the specific regulations in your area
The cost of disposing of a mattress will depend on the location and landfill regulations. Typical fees range from $30 to $50 per item. However, some locations may charge more or less depending on their individual policies.
You might also have to pay additional fees if you are disposing of multiple items at once or exceeding weight limits. It is best to check with your area’s landfill before you dispose of your mattress.
You can typically add a box spring to your rented dumpster along with the mattress, depending on the service you choose. You might have to pay more for a junk hauling service to have both items removed. For a dumpster rental, you should confirm the size and weight limits with the rental company before adding your box spring.